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NKF issuer's counsel in CHF 420 m rights offering of Givaudan SA

July 2009. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

June 2009: NKF issuer's counsel in the CHF 420 million rights offering of SIX Swiss Exchange listed, Geneva headquartered Givaudan SA, the world's leading creator and manufacturer of flavour and fragrance compounds, in its.

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NKF underwriter counsel in CHF 30 million rights offering of Looser Holding

July 2009. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

June / July, 2009: NKF underwriter counsel (Bank Sal. Oppenheim and Bank am Bellevue) in the CHF 30 million rights offering of SIX Swiss Exchange listed Looser Holding.

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NKF advises SIX listed BB Medtech AG in friendly public exchange offer

July 2009. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

(Conversion into an equity fund) - July 2009: NKF acts for SIX listed BB Medtech in the public exchange offer of Vontobel Beteiligungen AG for BB Medtech AG, currently operating under the legal form of an investment company to change the company’s legal structure to an equity fund.

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New partner and new off counsel

July 2009. Press Releases by Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry (view listing).

We are pleased to introduce our new partner Christina Rinne and our new off counsel Erik Van den Haute.

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Clariant places a CHF 300 million Convertible Bonds issue

July 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 2 July 2009, Clariant AG successfully placed a CHF 300 million convertible bonds issue. The placement was led by BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Commerzbank and UBS Investment Bank as Joint Bookrunners and Lead Managers.

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Tyco Electronics moves to Switzerland

July 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 1 July 2009 it was officially announced in Switzerland that Tyco Electronics Ltd. has moved its place of incorporation from Bermuda to the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland and resolved a distribution to its shareholders in the form of a capital reduction. Tyco Electronics Ltd. is now a Swiss company that continues to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Givaudan successfully completes rights offering

July 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 24 June 2009, Givaudan SA successfully completed a CHF 420 million rights offering. The shares had been underwritten by a syndicate of banks, including Nomura International plc and UBS Investment Bank as Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners.

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Two More Advocates for Ogier Guernsey

July 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Andrew Munro and Kerrie Le Tissier were called to the Guernsey Bar on Monday 6th July, 2009. They have both successfully completed the Guernsey Bar exams and the Certificat d’Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes from Caen University, which required three months study at the French University.

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Ogier advises Al Salam Bank-Bahrain B.S.C. on first UK Real Estate Acquisition

July 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has advised Al Salam Bank-Bahrain B.S.C in connection with its first transaction in the UK real estate sector. Using Shari'ah compliant financing the deal is a joint venture with private equity and investment banking firm Evans Randall. Ogier provided the bank with Jersey legal advice on all aspects of the transaction and worked with Herbert Smith teams in London and Dubai to ensure the transaction met the Shari'ah requirements of the client.

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Hengeler Mueller advises on restructuring of Monier Group

July 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hengeler Mueller has advised the Monier Group, the world's leading provider of building material for pitched roofs and chimney with 11,000 employees, on its financial restructuring.

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Molitor Fisch & Associés becomes MOLITOR

July 2009. Press Releases by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour (view listing).

Molitor Fisch & Associés continues its practice under a new brand name : MOLITOR.

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Hengeler Mueller advises on restructuring of Neumayer Tekfor Group

July 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hengeler Mueller advised the Neumayer Tekfor Group, a global supplier to the automotive industry with more than 3,000 employees worldwide, on its financial restructuring.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Brau Holding International/Schörghuber on Karlsberg sale

July 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

The Munich-based Brau Holding International, a joint venture between the Bavarian family business group Schörghuber (50.1%) and the Dutch brewery Heineken (49.9%), has sold its 45% stake in the Saarland-based Karlsberg Brewery to the Karlsberg Holding belonging to the Weber family.

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Agrofert Successful in Law Suit against PKN Orlen

July 2009. Press Releases by Pokorný, Wagner & Partner (view listing).

PRAGUE (30 June 2009) – The Arbitration court in Prague has decided in favour of company Agrofert Holding (“Agrofert”) in its claim against Polish company Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen (“PKN Orlen”). The Polish company has to pay, on the basis of decision of the arbiters, a contractual penalty which exceeds EUR 77.2 million (over 2 billion CZK) with accessories.

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DWS reprises advisory role for MENA Infrastructure fund's investment in Oman's power sector

July 2009. Press Releases by SNR Denton (view listing).

Denton Wilde Sapte continues to act as legal advisor for MENA Infrastructure Fund, picking up an instruction to advise on its second investment, in which it has taken 32.8% of the shareholding in Oman's United Power Company SAOG (UPC).

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Three partner admissions at Carey Olsen in Jersey

June 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen is strengthening its corporate, finance and fiduciary teams in Jersey by admitting three partners to these key practice areas.

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BAKER & MCKENZIE ADVISES FIBERWEB ON JOINT VENTURE WITH PETROPAR

June 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

London/Chicago/Sao Paolo, 26 June 2009 - Baker & McKenzie has advised Fiberweb plc on its proposed joint venture with Petropar S.A. The 50/50 joint venture, which will be named FitesaFiberweb, is intended to create the second largest producer of spunbond and non woven fabrics in North and South America. Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of both Fiberweb and Petropar shareholders.

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Albar & Partners wins prestigious “Malaysia Deal Firm of the Year 2008” award

June 2009. Press Releases by Albar & Partners (view listing).

At the Asian Counsel's "Top Deals of Year 2008 in Asia" Awards & picks up an "Islamic Groundbreaker 2008" Award from the Islamic Finance Asia.

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Appeal Tribunal: are environmentalist’s climate change views covered by UK Discrimination Laws?

June 2009. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Senior Executive and Environmentalist who has claimed he was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against because of his ‘philosophical belief about climate change and the environment’ will defend a Tribunal decision that his views are protected by the UK’s anti-discrimination legislation.

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Debbie Purdy v. Director of Public Prosecutions

June 2009. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Debbie Purdy’s case will be heard in the House of Lords on 2nd and 3rd June, in Committee Room 1.

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Paul Doralt Elected to the Board of IBA’s Global Tax Committee

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

Paul Doralt, Partner at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, was elected to the board of the International Bar Association's Global Tax Committee. He will serve as co-chairman for 2 years. The IBA has a membership of 30,000 individual lawyers and roughly 195 bar associations. It covers a wide range of practice areas, which are organised into various legal committees. Since 2007, Paul Doralt has acted as the IBA´s Austrian national reporter on tax issues.

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DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS Advises Sparkassen Immobilien AG on the acquisition of OMV's new headquarters

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

Stefan Artner, partner and head of DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS' real estate desk, and his team advised Sparkassen Immobilien AG on acquiring two office buildings – the new OMV headquarters and the Marriott Hotel - in the Vienna development area "Viertel Zwei". Sparkassen Immobilien AG is Austria's longest-standing property investment company and has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1987.

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Harneys advises on $37.5 million loan to Chilean copper mine

June 2009. Press Releases by Harney Westwood & Riegels (view listing).

19 June 2009 - International offshore law firm Harneys recently advised WestLB and Nedbank on a US$37.5 million loan to the Quadra Mining group in connection with the refinancing of the existing project finance facility for the Franke copper mining project in Chile.

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CHRE Extends Baker & McKenzie Panel Appointment for One Year

June 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

London, 17 June 2009 – The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) has extended Baker & McKenzie's panel appointment, which was due to conclude at the end of June, by a further year. CHRE oversees the nine major healthcare regulators, including the General Medical Council,  and has a statutory power to refer decisions of the regulators' Fitness to Practise panels to Court. The Firm acts in both contentious and non-contentious work for the Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals (operating as the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, CHRE).   

Disputes partner Tom Cassels said:  “We very much look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with CHRE.”

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Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM in relation to the sale of SAAB

June 2009. Press Releases by Hammarskiöld & Co (view listing).

Hammarskiöld & Co represents GM Europe AG in relation to the ongoing sale of SAAB Automobile AB with a team headed by Peder Hammarskiöld, Senior Partner. Other members of the team from the firm include Carl-Johan Deuschl, Partner, Erik Fahlgren, Senior Associate, Peder Grandinson, Senior Associate and Christina Blomkvist, Associate.

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Corem Property Group – listing on OMX and new issue of shares

June 2009. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

G&D conducted the legal due diligence in connection with Corem Property Group AB’s (publ) new issue of shares and change of stock list from NGM to NASDAQ OMX Stockholm

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Gernandt & Danielsson advises Penser in connection with listing

June 2009. Press Releases by Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå (view listing).

Gernandt & Danielsson advises Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag in connection with the listing of AllTele Allmänna Svenska Telefonaktiebolaget (publ) at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. AllTele's shares are currently traded on First North.

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BAKER & McKENZIE ADVISES 3D OIL LIMITED

June 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

Melbourne, 18 June 2009 – Baker & McKenzie has advised the Australian-listed oil exploration and development company 3D Oil Limited [ASX: TDO] on its successful defence of the attempted takeover bid by Drillsearch Energy Limited. The bid closed on 8 June 2009 without Drillsearch obtaining its minimum acceptance condition of 50%.

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MARIA O'BRIEN WINS INAUGURAL AWARD

June 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

Sydney,18 June 2009 – Maria O'Brien, Partner in Baker & McKenzie's Insolvency & Restructuring Practice in Sydney, was announced the winner of the International Women's inolvency & Restructuring Confederation ("IWIRC") NSW inaugural Award for Outstanding female in the Insolvency and/or Restructuring Industry at the IWIRC event held last night.

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Hengeler Mueller advises HeidelbergCement on refinancing

June 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

HeidelbergCement AG has agreed on the refinancing of its existing bank liabilities in a total amount of € 8.7 billion with an international syndicate comprising more than 50 banks.

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Recruitment from SAS strengthens the aviation group

June 2009. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Setterwalls has recruited attorney Magnus Eriksson, from SAS, to the aviation group. Setterwalls has of lately experienced an increasing demand of aviation assignments. These assignments are predominantly comprised of leasing agreements and purchase and loan agreements pertaining to the client’s fleets. Setterwalls’ aviation group represents aviation companies as well as banks and owners/renters with Swedish and international backgrounds.

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Wistrand represents Schibsted

June 2009. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Schibsted Sverige AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schibsted ASA, acquires 41 procent of the shares in Aftonbladet?s parent company Aftonbladet Hierta AB from Landsorganisationen LO. After the acquisition Schibsted Sverige will hold 91 per cent of the shares and votes and LO will own 9 per cent.

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D&I ranked as a leading firm in Corporate/M&A

June 2009. Press Releases by Dittmar & Idrenius (view listing).

23 April 2009 Chambers Europe ranks D&I as a leading firm in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Competition/European Law, Real Estate, Employment and TMT and ranks every third D&I lawyer as leading in their field.

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Albar & Partners launches its website www.albar.com.my

June 2009. Press Releases by Albar & Partners (view listing).

Albar & Partner announced the launch of the firm’s website with effect 1 May 2009.  Accessible world-wide at the website address of www.albar.com.my  , Managing Partner Syed Zaid Albar said, In today's fast paced world of ever changing technology, the development of this website is intended to enhance communication and make known to the world the various legal  services that our law  firm has to offer. It is hoped that users will find our website informative and inter-active, and will enjoy browsing through our website.”

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INTEGRITES visited EUROPEAN SEAFOOD EXPOSITION

June 2009. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

28-30th of April the delegation of International Law Firm INTEGRITES visited the global event EUROPEAN SEAFOOD EXPOSITION took place in Brussels, Belgium.

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Delphi: Law Firm of the Year Sweden 2009 / Nordic Law Firm of the Year 2009

June 2009. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

The international business journal ACQ has ranked corporate transaction advisors globally. The ranking primarily covers law firms, banks and audit firms.

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Delphi best workplace for fourth consecutive year

June 2009. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

The journal, Legala Affärer has carried out its annual survey amongst associates at the larger law firms. For the fourth consecutive year, Delphi finds itself in the number one spot.

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Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell ranked as one of the world's leading public procurement lawyers

June 2009. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell, partner and head of Delphi's public procurement group, has been ranked as one of the world's top ten lawyers by Who's Who Legal Public Procurement 2009. Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell is the only Swedish lawyer on the prestigious list of the world's most highly respected individuals within the field of public procurement.

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Intensiv-Seminar Mergers & Acquisitions für Praktiker (22-23 September 2009)

June 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

Christoph Neeracher, partner at Bär & Karrer, is chairing the third seminar on Mergers & Acquisitions for practitioners which will be held on 22-23 September 2009 in Lucerne under the patronage of the University of St. Gallen. The seminar will focus on legal, tax and financial matters regarding distressed mergers & acquisitions. The seminar is primarily aimed at CEOs, CFOs and COOs as well as in-house legal advisers, auditors, lawyers and other persons regularly engaged in M&A-transactions.

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PHC TSANGARIDES LLC About Us

Our firm was established in 1993 and it is based in Limassol, Cyprus. We offer full legal services in all disciplines and practice areas. We also offer legal advice and representation in cases falling under any jurisdiction and represent our clients across the whole hierarchy of the Courts of Cyprus. We also take cases to the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice.

Based on our experience, qualifications, ability and professionalism, our aim is to offer first class legal services to our clients in a way that guards and furthers their interests. We maintain a client-orientated approach and our main objective is to provide a full legal service with utmost professionalism, complete dedication and personal attention to every client.

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Ogier Jersey supports Extended Curriculum Programme

June 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

70 Year 5/6 students from around the island attended a creative writing course held at various primary schools recently as part of the Extended Curriculum Programme organised by Education, Sport and Culture and supported by Ogier Jersey.

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Ogiers Global Funds Team earns another industry award

June 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has earned another endorsement for its funds expertise following the announcement by ACQ Finance Magazine of their Global Award winners for 2009. This time, the firm picked up the title of “Overall Private Funds Law Firm of the Year”.

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Ogier named “Best Offshore Law Firm 2009” by HFM Week

June 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has been named “Best Offshore Law Firm, 2009” at the HFM Week Service Provider Awards held in London.

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Ogier appoints Head of Treasury Services

June 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier, one of the leading providers of offshore legal and fiduciary services, has appointed Marcus Hawgood as Head of Treasury Services, focusing on enhancing the management of client cash assets. Marcus joins Ogier from Computer Patent Annuities where he was Group Treasurer.

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DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS advises Invest Equity on the sale of Chemson

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

Andreas Zahradnik, private equity expert and partner at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, advised Invest Equity on the sale Chemson Polymer Additive AG. Chemson is an internationally leading manufacturers of polymer additives with a global turnover amounting to nearly EUR 300 million.

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DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS Advises Valartis Group on the Acquisition of Anglo Irish Bank Austria

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

Martin Brodey and Andreas Zahradnik, partners at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, have advised the Swiss Valartis Group on the acquisition of Anglo Irish Bank's Austrian private banking subsidiary, Anglo Irish Bank (Austria) AG. The acquisition was completed on December 19, 2008, after the Swiss Federal Banking Commission gave their approval. The Austrian Financial Market Authority also did not object to this transaction. The Anglo Irish Bank (Austria) AG will be renamed Valartis Bank (Austria) AG and its asset management subsidiary Valartis Asset Management (Austria) Kapitalanlagesellschaft mbH. Both parties have agreed not to discuss details of the purchase price.

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Austrian Law Firm of the Year 2009 DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS awarded by IFLR

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS is delighted to announce that it has been named 'Austrian Law Firm of the Year' by International Financial Law Review (IFLR). The firm received this prestigious award at the IFLR Europe Awards in London on March 18, 2009.

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Associate University Professor Alexander Schopper Joins DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

Associate University Professor Alexander Schopper has been appointed Of Counsel at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, a leading business law firm in Austria. Since May 2009, he strengthens the firm's corporate finance and restructuring team headed by Andreas Zahradnik.

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Foyen in major Gothenburg expansion

June 2009. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

Foyen Advokatfirma has secured a major boost of its presence in Gothenburg, in order to provide its clients with even more competitive commercial law advice.

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Carey Olsen extends takeover expertise with European Capital Scheme of Arrangement

June 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen in Guernsey and Linklaters LLP in London have successfully completed a scheme of arrangement under the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) (the ‘Law’) in respect of European Capital Limited (‘ECAS’) a Guernsey incorporated authorised closed-ended investment company.

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